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Poster - Health, Education vs. Arms

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The art of development

A New Internationalist round-up of development issues in the 1970s.

Where the third World is First

Anuradha Vittachi on what the developing world has to teach.

The Hundred Hour Week

A report on women and world development in the 1980s

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Diary of a Decade

by Dexter Tiranti

Billion dollar Drain

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A Spoonful of Sugar

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The Unwashed

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1970s: the decade that limped

Peter Adamson on why we’ve been trying the wrong key in the development lock.

India in Africa

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Keep this page for ten years

Ten predictions for the 1980s.

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Changing the structure

Interviews with Gamani Corea and Mahbub ul Haq

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The Marcos Syndrome

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It's been half bricks, half rocks

Talking to the poor in three continents.

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Three decades of change in an African village

In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?

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The coming war on China

The coming war on China: A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is underway in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. This is provocative and dangerous, argues John Pilger in his special report. Tax avoidance: An in-depth and global look at how corporations and rich individuals are looting the public purse – and why governments are allowing them to get away with it. Edited by Josh Eisen and Richard Swift.

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